According to the Chicago Tribune, the Reds and White Sox have held preliminary discussions about Jermaine Dye. Major league sources told the Tribune that Jermaine Dye's salary complicates things, but they have talked about players the Reds would receive in return for Dye, who will make 11.5 million dollars next season with a one million dollars buyout for 2010. In 154 games this season, Dye hit .292 with 34 HR and 96 RBI.
It is possible the White Sox would go after Edwin Encarnacion, but they will probably target prospects in order to keep their payroll down. Talks probably won't get serious until the Winter Meetings next week.
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